How was your weekend?

Friday 9 pm. We were sitting in the park. Waiting for the party to begin. Only ten minutes left. Our tickets work, we are in. The party can start. That was the moment my weekend could finally begin.

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This Friday we went to DubVision, a party in the Harbour Event Centre. DubVision is a DJ duo from the Netherlands. We went in with our free tickets we received. When we walked in around 11:30 pm, the club was still not that crowded. We bought a drink and the club was becoming more crowded. There were two DJs playing nice music, but we still don’t know if that were guys or girls. There was another DJ playing music before DubVision was on stage. After a couple hours we went home.

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Rise and shine, next day has arrived. After all the stuff I needed to do, we went to the sushi bar to eat sushi together. Afterwards we took the skytrain to Granville street where the pub crawl began. We first went to the Cinema Public House, where we began the night with a drink. After 45 minutes it was time to go to the Morrissey, where we sat on the couch singing German songs. So now we had the Oktoberfest part from the pub crawl. We went to Donnellans where we had our own space with tables and bar. We closed the night in the club Belmont Bar. After we danced our asses of, it was time to say goodbye.

Sunday was a lazy day. We went to a jazz thing in a church. After 30 minutes we saw it all, so we decided to go for a coffee at Take Five. Tip: the coffee with Caramel and Sea salt is actually salty. We sat and talked till it was time to go home for dinner. Hope your weekend was great as well.

See you at PuB NiGHT!

– Bart

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Smart Saver

It is Sunday, so it is also time for our weekly smart saver. This week we also found another great smart saver for you – how would be a music festival for free?

Make Music Vancouver is a music festival with over 100 musicians for free which is inspired by La Fête de la Musique from France. On June 25 the Water Street is shut down to traffic and is transformed into sidewalk stages and dance floors. You will see bands of any kinds of music, everything from rock and reggae to classical, jazz and punk.

Last year, 25,000 people turned out for the event, so it is supposed to be a really big party. So join the party on June 25, 5 pm – 10 pm at Water Street in Gastown for free! Find more information like the Line-Up and times on their homepage!

 

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What to do on the weekend?

It’s already time for the weekend and there are many things to do in Vancouver. This weekend there are some really nice festivals. So, what does Vancouver offer this weekend?

 

Dragon Boat Festival

This weekend it is time for Vancouver’s Dragon Boat Festival around Falls Creek on Friday and Saturday. Beginning on Friday afternoon with the blessing ceremony at 5 pm, the start of the first race is on Saturday morning at 8 am. Besides the races you can also enjoy entertainment on the World Beat Stage, fabulous food, art installations, the Urban Tea Lounge and shopping. And the best – it’s for free!  (More infos)

 

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival is one of the largest festivals in British Columbia. It’s starts on Friday night at 12 pm on Granville Island and will be until July 1. If you like jazz music, you really should not miss that festival! Various concerts and jam sessions will be held across Downtown and a lot of them are for free! (More infos)

 

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

This year it is the 19th Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Vancouver. Thousands of people celebrate the traditions and festivities of Scandinavian Midsummer at the Scandinavian Community Centre in Burnaby.  One of the highlights is definitely the Viking Village, where most of the activities will be.  Another highlight of the festival will be the Midsummer Festival Lottery with amazing prizes, the Paavo Nurmi Run and the Midsummer Night Bash with electronic dance music. The daily pass fee is $10. (More infos)

 

Soccer World Cup 2014

Of course there are still soccer world cup matches on this weekend. In most of the pubs you can see the matches on big screens. So there are many places in Vancouver where you can cheer for your team or just see some exciting matches with friends.  Please note, that you have to pay an entrance fee while the world cup matches at some pubs.

Don’t forget! We will meet us on Saturday at 11 am at The Pint to watch the soccer match Ghana against Germany. We will also have some brunch and drinks.  We hope to see you there!

We wish you all a nice and enjoyable weekend and and hope to see you on Saturday at The Pint!

 

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the Weekend

Festivals, Markets, Music – enjoy the summer and your weekend!

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VANCOUVER
13th Annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival
Experience the free Vancouver Chinatown Festival this weekend. Games, cultural performances, booths, carnival foods, DJs, a marketplace, and walking tours await you in Chinatown at Columbia and Keefer Street. For more information visit their website http://www.vancouver-chinatown.com

When: Sat. Aug. 11 – Sun. Aug. 12, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Vancouver Chinatown, Columbia and Keefer Street

MusicFest Vancouver 2012
Explore extraordinary music! Visit the MusicFest Vancouver and listen to world music, from jazz to classic! In ten days over 40 concerts and performances from all over the world and from all times will take place in Vancouver. For tickets and venues see http://www.musicfestvancouver.ca

When: August 10 – August 19, 2012
Where: various venues in Vancouver

Yelp Food Cart Fest
The Yelp Food Cart Fest runs every Sunday until September 2, 2012 and is one of the largest gathering of food trucks in Vancouver. Besides food there are community markets, live music performances, family entertainment, and a beer garden. Admission is free. If you would like to find out more, check out this website: http://www.yelp.ca/events/vancouver-yelps-food-cart-fest

When: Sunday, August 12, 12pm – 6pm
Where: Waldorf Hotel, 1489 E.Hastings, Vancouver

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TORONTO

SummerWorks Theatre Festival
See over 30 different plays presented in public areas for your summer viewing pleasure. Live performances will please theatre-lovers and interested spactatiors! For more information: summerworks.ca/2012

When: August 10 to August 19, 2012
When: Saturday, August 11, 2012

Distillery Art Market
Visit the beautiful Distillery District and check out the Art Market that includes works like handmade soaps, tin can ukeleles, figurines, photography, paintings, and food art. Their website is: http://www.torontoartscape.org/distillery-art-market

When: Sat. August 11 – Sun. August 12, 2012
Where: The Distillery Historic District

 

Cheers,

Xenia

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

It’s time for the big INTERNeX trip this weekend – WHISTLER is fanially happening! We planned a lot of action and events for our Whistler weekend: we will hike in thrilling heights of the mountains and enjoy the beautiful views of the mountain lakes, do ziplining and even bunjee jumping. HI Whistler will be our home for this weekend where we will enjoy all the comfort of this former Olympic village accommodation. Drop by next weekend to read about our exciting time!
For all who stay in Vancouver or Toronto this weekend, check out these events:

Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2012
Don’t miss Vancouver’s biggest and greatest music festival of the year: the Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2012! It features 1800 musicians and 400 concerts at 40 venues across the city. Over a 100 of the events are free of charge! The festival takes place from June 22nd to July 1st. Check out the official website for all venues and free concerts: http://www.coastaljazz.ca.

Vancouver: BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival
This festival is the biggest Highland Games in British Columbia and will take place on Saturday June 23, 2012. It features world pipe band champions, highland dancing, heavy events, British cars, whisky tasting, beer gardens, children’s events, main stage entertainment and much more. The opening ceremonies will take place at noon on Saturday. Check out more info at: http://www.bchighlandgames.com.

Vancouver: Klahowya Village is back for 2012
Check out the authentic Aboriginal Summer Village in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Experience Native cultures through songs, dance, art and food! This weekend is the Village opening weekend, it will be accessible until September 16th.  You will find more information at: http://www.aboriginalbc.com/klahowya-village.

Toronto: Pride Toronto
Pride Toronto is a cultural and arts festival and one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world. Thousands of individuals, community groups, and businesses celebrate the lives and stories of Toronto’s Queer Communities. The festival is part of the Pride Week that features 10 days of world class arts and cultural programming activities such as street festivals, Pride Parade, Dyke March, Family programming, Blackness Yes and Youth and much more. The events start on Friday June 22nd; the Pride Parade will be held on Sunday July 1st, 2012, starting at 2pm at Bloor & Church. For more locations and events see:  http://www.pridetoronto.com.

Summer Time is the Best Time!

I just absolutely love summertime. Fresh, cool air breezes through the city and brings with it the aroma of sizzling meat on the barbecue. In Vancouver, the groups of people clustered on Robson Street signal the latest in-store sales and product promotions. In Toronto, the  GO trains become packed with Blue Jays fans waiting to see Ricky Romero wind up on the pitcher’s mound. Ahhh, summer.

This past Saturday was a great summer day for myself and some friends. If you live in Vancouver and were anywhere near Gastown this past weekend, you know that the Vancouver International Jazz Festival was on. As we strolled down Water Street, the atmosphere surrounding us was uplifting. Magicians and jugglers lined the streets, welcoming any and all spectators. Nearby pubs were packed with jazz fans yearning for a pint. Lemonade stands and corn on the cob stations offered food to satisfy anyone’s taste buds and two different stages hosted the smooth, rhythmic beats of Jazz.

Looking around, I couldn’t help but really feel a part of something that day. People lucky enough to live in Gastown hung out their windows, watching the live performances from the comfort of their own home. The crowds watching the shows were both young and old, tourists and Vancouverites alike – all coming to enjoy the same genre of music. It was a great day!

If you didn’t get the chance to go out this past weekend – shame on you…buuuutt don’t worry. The Jazz festival will continue until July 4, 2010.  For more information on show times and locations, visit the website.

Toronto Jazz Festival – June 25 to July 4

Just a reminder that the Toronto Jazz Festival is coming up!

Late June signals not only the start of summer, but also the arrival of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival as it takes over the city for 10 incredible days. Local clubs, restaurants, venues and even a church or two will be playing host, creating a festival network that includes over 40 participating stages all over the city. Now, that is a lot of jazz! We don’t forget about you guys in Toronto, and really want you to experience a great Canadian event – make sure you don’t pass this up!

For the past 20 years, Toronto Downtown Jazz has produced the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival as well as many other events and programs to further develop jazz talent and audience appreciation. Toronto Downtown Jazz is a registered charity and over the years has come to be recognized as one of North Americas premier jazz festival producers, while the organization itself has been used by other arts organizations and festivals as a model for community involvement, artistic excellence and outstanding production standards.

Toronto Downtown Jazz Fast Facts

In 20 years, Toronto Downtown Jazz has:

  • Presented over 20,000 artists, 85% of whom were Canadian
  • Presented over 1,500 free public events
  • Contributed over $250 million to the GTA economy
  • Been blessed with over 50,000 hours contributed by volunteers
  • Welcomed over 6 million people to the Festival

For more information on this event, artists, and venues, click here!

That’s all for now guys! Make sure you book off a few days to take in some great performances!

– Laura